Chinooks And Mallards Postponed In 2nd
Mequon, WI – The Lakeshore Chinooks took a four-game winning streak to Madison on Thursday looking to stay hot and continue their climb of the South Division standings. Unfortunately, the rain had other ideas. After it poured down for a good part of the day, a small window allowed the Chinooks and Mallards to play one and a half innings of baseball. However, the rain came back, and, after a delay, the game was ultimately postponed with the Chinooks leading 3-0 after the top of the second inning.
Lakeshore wasted no time taking the lead, scoring three runs in the top of the first. Jake Romano (Miami-Ohio) and Kyle Fiala (Notre Dame) led off the inning with back-to-back singles, and they both advanced a base after a wild pitch from Mallards starter Nick Gruener (Harvard). Romano then scored on a Doug Kraeger (Richmond) groundout. Kyle Wood (Purdue) then opened things up, hitting a monster two-run shot up and over the Madison scoreboard in right field.
Chinooks starter Brian Keller (UW-Milwaukee) looked good in his single inning pitched. He allowed one hit and no walks while getting out of the inning without allowing a run. He will presumably be unavailable to pitch in tomorrow's contests.
The Chinooks and the Mallards will now face off in a double-header on Friday, June 12th. They will resume this game in the bottom of the second at 5:00 on Friday and the second game will be shortened to seven innings to be played 30 minutes after the conclusion of the first.
The Lakeshore Chinooks are a member of the finest developmental league for elite college baseball players, the Northwoods League. Playing its 21st season of summer collegiate baseball, the Northwoods League draws significantly more fans, in a friendly ballpark experience, than any league of its kind. A valuable training ground for coaches, umpires, and front office staff, more than 120 Northwoods League players have advanced to Major League Baseball, including Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer (DET) and MLB All-Stars Chris Sale (CWS), Jordan Zimmermann (WAS, Curtis Granderson (NYM), Lucas Duda (NYM) and Ben Zobrist (TB). All league games are viewable live via the Northwoods League portal. For more information visit www.lakeshorechinooks.com.